Post 100! AND my last post being employed full time :)
Christmas at our house was wonderful. Here is a run down of Christmas Eve:
We took Millie to Temple Square for the first time. I loved it. Walking around those grounds, looking at pictures of Christ, and being together calmly as a family provided a spiritual Christmas Eve for us.
We went around 4 pm to get a good parking spot, so we had plenty of daylight time there.
Buck and Millie in the Joseph Smith Building:
(We love this building, and have fond memories of attending church with my Grandparents there several times)
The South Visitors Center has this wonderful new exhibit of the Salt Lake Temple. This is a replica of the Temple, open in the front so you can see the rooms inside. I've been inside this Temple and some of the rooms were new to me. They also have a TV touch screen explaining each room and a virtual tour (of even walking down the halls).
As you can tell from this nice arm in the lower right corner, this was a very popular sight. We stood there for quite some time and never had it to ourselves to take a good picture.
In honor of Tutu and Rara, we made a special trip to their beloved Beehive House. They were "over" the Beehive house some during their mission to Temple Square.
I tell you those little legs never stop moving!
After a lot of wandering and freezing cold the lights finally came on! I wish I could say Millie loved them, but I think she was too frozen to think much of it all.
Ahh, Christmas Morning!
Bless this baby's heart. I stayed in bed as long as I could, but by 7 AM I couldn't take it any longer. We went and woke Millie up. She typically gets up at 8 AM (we know, we're lucky) so you can imagine her confusion. I turned on the lights on her little tree in her room to keep her from crying. It worked.
We made it to the living room and showed her her stocking. This is the reaction she gave us:
We showed her an awesome toy Santa brought her:
What in the world?
We showed her this cute play house Santa brought her:
Still not much.
Then it happened. She figured it out. These things are for her.
One bottle and a diaper change later there was no stopping her!
She was bouncing off the walls, refusing to nap, calling her own shots. It was really, truly Christmas Morning at our house.
We called our families, and skyped with some of them too! All the while Millie was basking in the glory of her "new" (thank you DI!) keyboard and pink beret. All without pants on of course. They hold her back.
We finished off our Christmas Day by having some friends over for dinner.
Millie is giving Mina a tour of our tree.
It was a wonderful Christmas. We were all spoiled rotten by Santa and our families.
We missed our loved ones and wish we could have been there with them, but we will definitely look back on this Christmas as a very special one for The Bagwell Family.